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    help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    Hi I am new to the forum and would be grateful to anyone who could explain the instructions to install a drivers for my zoostorm laptop running ubuntu12.10. Every thing works except the wifi which is switched on. I have managed to download the drivers from a dropbox link and the tar.gz file is in my downloads folder. the instructions on how to install are the following :

    Support for the RTL8273AE-BT has been added by Realtek in the 92-series driver, version 0006.0514.2012. For unknown reasons, neither the Windows nor Linux drivers are available on their website (yet). But Realtek tech support has been providing a Dropbox link with the source code/firmware tarball which numerous users have reported as working

    • The driver can be downloaded via this Dropbox link.
    • I can confirm that this file is what it claims to be, with this content listing, provided it has the following MD5 or SHA1 hashes: (which you can verify with md5sum or sha1sum)
      MD5: fd10e9a347c6447f649324d6bdab53de SHA1: 1ccd6ae73878d8bf65bd7c0384e333b121606230

    How do I build and install the driver on Ubuntu?


    1. Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T.
    2. You'll need to install these packages first to build the driver:
      sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`
    3. Paste the below line to download and extract the driver archive in one single step:
      wget -O- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRI...14.2012.tar.gz | tar -xz
    4. Change to the extracted driver's directory, build and install the driver:
      cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012 make sudo make install
    5. Test the driver by loading it (this is a one-time step; after you reboot once, the driver should automatically load on every boot):

    I am stuck at number 3 how do I paste the line to the download. I have typed it in terminal but just says not found. I am also baffled by points 4 and 5. I realise I am on a very steep learning curve but any help would be much appreciated.

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    I found another thread that looks like the same problem you are having. Check it out and see if it helps.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1499162
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
    Registered Ubuntu user number 18630. Registered Linux user number 458093.

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    Step 3 only downloads the package you already have and extracts it, you can do it manually. I'll try to break these steps into easier to follow commands.
    Step 3:
    Code:
    wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz
    tar -xzf rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz
    Step 4:
    Code:
    cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/
    make
    sudo make install
    For the last step you'd need to know the module name but it should be safe to just reboot and the driver will load.

    If something doesn't go right go to the driver's directory and use the following command:
    Code:
    sudo make uninstall

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    Hi Isamu715, Thanks for your help. However when I cut and paste step 4 into terminal I get the following. Do you or anyone know what I am doing wrong?

    tim@tim-W240EU-W250EUQ-W270EUQ:~$ cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012/
    tim@tim-W240EU-W250EUQ-W270EUQ:~/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012$ make
    make -C /lib/modules/3.5.0-21-generic/build M=/home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-21-generic'
    CC [M] /home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012/base.o
    /home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012/base.c: In function ‘_rtl_init_mac80211’:
    /home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012/base.c:320:6: error: ‘IEEE80211_HW_BEACON_FILTER’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    /home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012/base.c:320:6: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
    make[2]: *** [/home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012/base.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/tim/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-21-generic'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    tim@tim-W240EU-W250EUQ-W270EUQ:~/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514 .2012$ sudo make install
    [sudo] password for tim:

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    You won't be able to install if make returned an error. Use:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    and try again from step 4.

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    Hi Thank you isamu715 I tried your suggestion and it did look hopeful, but the test failed even after reboot. I'm afraid I have finally admitted defeat and ordered a copy of windows 7 from e bay. Such a shame as I like ubuntu. I run 10.10 on an old hp compact which is faster than my new high spec zoostorm. Thanks again for your efforts to help

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    nelliebellie , Sad to see you quit so soon.

    I recently bought the same laptop , It runs well in ubuntu 12.10.

    1. Download and Install Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit using cdrom or usb drive
    2. Everything will work except wireless internet
    3. Make sure you are connected to the Internet through ethernet cable
    4. Download Driver compatible with ubuntu 12.10 (3.5 + kernel) from here. http://www.liteon.com/UserFiles/driv...09.2012.tar.gz
    5. Please note that the other driver files avalable as dropbox file may not work with ubuntu 12.10
    6. run this cammand for the build essentials
      Code:
      sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`
    7. extract the tar.gz file using either archive manager or commandline as this
      Code:
      tar -xzf rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012.tar.gz
    8. using terminal cd to the folder
      Code:
      cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012
    9. Code:
      make
    10. Code:
      sudo make install
    11. Code:
      sudo modprobe rtl8723e
    12. Done . wireless will work now
    13. Caveat , you will need to do these steps(from make to modprobe) when ever ur linux kernel gets updated.
    14. save significant quids on bloatware such as windows and antivirus.
    Last edited by MikeMiracle; February 3rd, 2013 at 10:30 AM.

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    "Can I ask if you got the brilliance control to work (Fn + F8 or F9) ? It is on full on my laptop and far too bright. The Fn buttons do not work at all on brilliance though they do on the vol control and everything else."

    It's ok I have found another way using the settings editor. I am using Xbuntu 12.04 wiht Xfce 4.10
    Last edited by rpaco; February 7th, 2013 at 03:04 PM.

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    I'm no help on the script but what O.S. and desktop are you using? A too bright screen is distracting. Gnome-shell has an extension to adjust screen brightness. Another possibility with Gnome-shell and I assume Unity is to search for a brightness and lock app. I don't have it on my desktop because my monitor doesn't support it but I assume there's a way there to adjust brightness if it's supported by the hardware.

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    Re: help to install zoostorm wifi drivers

    Hi, please keep the thread on the topic in the title.
    Thanks

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